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Transport to London gatwick

We will be traveling on the Best of England Tour, and will be staying at the Radisson Blue Edwardian Vanderbilt on Cromwell Rd. Has anyone ever stayed there, and is it easy to get to Gatwick from that location? Do they have an airport shuttle service?

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5720 posts

No hotel will have a shuttle from Gatwick to Central/West London- which is rather over an hour's drive.

It is easy (and much faster) to catch any train (they run every few minutes) from Gatwick to Victoria then then the tube 3 stops to Gloucester Road; or a Thameslink train from Gatwick to Blackfriars then the tube 8 stops to Gloucester Road.

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14969 posts

It's simple......

Cross Cromwell Rd and enter the Gloucester Road tube station. Take the District or Circle line to Victoria Station.

Get off at Victoria Station. Walk to the main train station and get a train to Gatwick Airport. You have a choice of the Gatwick Express or a Southern Raii train to Gatwick. The Gatwick Express is a little faster but costs a bit more.

However, you can arrange for a private car transfer from the hotel to the airport as well. They pick you up at your hotel and drop you at the airport. It's a flat price that you will know when booking.

You can make arrangments yourself or your guide or the hotel will be able to help you.

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864 posts

Whilst you can of course arrange a car service to take you to Gatwick you should be aware that the road journey from central London to Gatwick can be purgatory at the best of times. There is simple no way of avoiding a slow crawl through what seems like endless suburbs full of traffic. The train is so much quicker, cheaper and more pleasant.

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11172 posts

Blackberry Cars cost is 102GBP for up to 4 people from hotel to LGW

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864 posts

The train will be £12.80pp and take 45-50 minutes. Almost certainly a lot quicker than a car.

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32729 posts

the description above about the roads to Gatwick understates the issue quite a lot. Understand that much of the way the speed limit on the road is 20 mph, but it is unlikely that you will get up to that speed. Hired drivers will know some or all of the rat runs where you diverge from the main road to try to avoid tailbacks or traffic lights. They know where they are going but you won't. They don't care a sleeping policemen (road humps) but in the back seat you will be bouncing around. And you can enjoy the heavy traffic up close and personal.

The train has none of this excitement. But they don't pick up at your hotel.